Therapy with Ariana

Ariana Thelen, LMSW

Are you experiencing a life change? Worried about the future? Managing a loved one? Grieving? Transitions of all kinds can be difficult, change leads to uncertainty, losses are mourned, and the unknown or unexpected is frightening. I am here to help in times of transition or need. I support those who are struggling with new conditions in themselves or family members. My goal is to create comfort and wellbeing in my clients, empowering each individual to find balance and stability in life.

Ariana works at our West Ann Arbor location.

About Ariana

I have a passion for working with older adults. I am experienced in depression and anxiety, crisis management, adjustment to illness, living transitions for older adults and families, grief counseling, and relationships. Though I specialize in older adults and challenges which arise later in life, I fully enjoy working with clients of all ages and needs. I am a fully licensed clinical therapist and received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Religious Studies from Lawrence University of Wisconsin, and my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a focus on Aging in families and society.

I utilize a holistic and strengths-based approach, focusing on each client’s spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical needs. Though I most frequently employ Cognitive-Behavioral, Acceptance Commitment, and Interpersonal Therapeutic approaches under an Existential Humanistic and Psychodynamic framework, I work with a person-directed approach, using whatever theoretical framework is best suited to each client.I recognize one of the keys to successful therapy is for individuals to feel they are safe, supported, and able to establish trust. Working with me, you will find a receptive, warm, and supportive environment. I seek to empower clients to identify strengths, work through difficulty, and improve their situation. I strive to inspire my clients in self-discovery and self-motivation. My personal goal is to create a safe space and to bring my clients into a sense of wellbeing.

Accepted insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO (BCBS PPO)
  • Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN)
  • U-M Premier Care (BCN) 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal 
  • Medicare

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